Culture

Something Short of Tragic

Figures like Donald Trump reap the rewards for pursuing vice over virtue.

Christianity Is Political, But Not in the Way You Think

Debates about Christian nationalism often misunderstand the fundamental role of the church.

Being Human

Reflections on fatherhood around Christmas.

Pastors Are Ceding the Pulpit on Immigration

The stakes are too high for them to stay silent.

Christmas, the Most Humbling Holiday

A short reflection on the limits of our understanding.

British History, According to Meghan

The Sussexes’ documentary trades in a self-serving simplification of Britain’s imperial past.

Into the Santaverse

How a couple of New Yorkers teamed up with Japanese animators to define Christmas specials for generations.

Tomes for Christmas

The Dispatch staff's book recommendations for last minute Christmas presents.

Humbug! Exorcizing my Inner Scrooge

Learning from old Ebeneezer to avoid going from being a grumbler to a grumble.

Merry Christmas From The Dispatch

Our writers share their holiday traditions.

Getting Stuck on ‘Stupid’

The language police are out of control.

Being Evil

How we’ve come to demand a very simplistic morality from our entertainment.

Life Is Too Short For Hating Harry & Meghan

What wretched souls would want to earn their bread by performatively despising strangers?

How a Great American Victory Altered American Faith

Did the end of the Cold War empower the rise of the religious nones?

Toxic Waste

Noah Baumbach’s 'White Noise' is impossible to connect with.

A Forgotten Master

Reflecting on the mysterious and influential legacy of Robert Johnson.